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scrum board 2.0 – first impressions

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I’ve been off for a week. Nothing to emphazise, but the team and I set up a new version of our Scrum Board. We did this at the beginning of a new iteration / sprint, so I missed a lot. Our sprints start on Monday, so I set up the new board on Friday. The team needed to add all the stories and activities. After a week I re-entered the office, and: Voila! We had 4 new incidents / problems last week, one already solved, one under clarification, two not yet handled (pink cards). We finished some more technical driven stories (yellow cards) and are working on our core stories for the current sprint (blue cards). All at one glance, better than before. One user story is already finished, great job!

Scrum Board 2.0

Scrum Board 2.0

Left from the board you could recognize the draft of Olli’s Scrum Board. Unfortunately I have no image of the old version. The differences are:

  • Only three working columns for stories / actvities (Planed, In progress, Done)
  • Additional Information column
  • Less stories!

The latest point seems to be the main driver towards the increased usage. We focus on only three weeks now (8-9 before). So, we have less stories, but more details. With more details I have better controling on progress and bottle necks etc.

Again, I’m lookig forward. On what? On the team feedback. What could be their impression? I’ll let you know. One of my firsts job on Monday will be the update of the burndown chart. Will we meet the sprint goals? You bet!


Written by Rayk Fenske

March 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm

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  1. So you are now on a three week sprint?


    March 23, 2009 at 6:27 am

  2. Yip, we are. But now I run into the issue of splitting bigger features into smaler pieces, which fit into a sprint. What could this be in a BW environment? The team will know.


    March 23, 2009 at 7:20 am

  3. Stupid observation… but how does OSHA feel about hanging a wipe board in front of a doorway like that?

    ; )

    Kevin E. Schlabach

    March 23, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    • OSHA?

      The door is not used, I mean … It’s not the ideal place to hang the board, not very central, but in this case we are bound to circumstances. What do you mean with “Stupid observation”?


      March 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm

  4. stupid… as in obvious, a joke… (assumed you had an answer).

    OSHA… Occupational Safety and Health Administration (in the U.S.A)…

    I was expecting another door to be used for the room… it was more of a joke. I pictured someone entering from the other side and running into the back of the Done column.

    Sorry, it was lost in cultural translation.

    Like the new board!

    Kevin E. Schlabach

    March 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    • You are right. Translation issue is my fault. Thanks for the feedback.


      March 24, 2009 at 8:28 am

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